Give up to Go up!

In Genesis 13:14-15 it says, “The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, “northward and southward and eastward and westward for all the land that you see i will give to you and to your offspring forever.”

Lot was one of Abram’s relatives who invited himself for the journey that God called Abram too. At every step of Abram’s ministry Lot proved himself to be extra weight and an obstacle to God’s purposes for Abram not because he wasn’t someone valuable but because he was piggy backing on Abram’s calling rather than walking in his own.

There came a point in Abram’s journey where Lot had to separate from him if Abram’s call was going to become reality and be sustainable. After Lot separated from Abram, the text said that the Lord spoke to Abram and covenanted with him a promise of possession for Abram’s offspring, Israel.

If you’re going to Go Up this year you need to give up some things that are holding you back. Along life’s journey we find ourselves at various stalemates wondering what has gone wrong and what we need to do to get out of the ditch we’re in. It’s in these moments we need to assess what “Lot’s”  have we allowed to go on the journey with us?

Before we can possess God’s promises for us and hear his words of covenant about our destinies we need to Give Up those things that will stop us from Going Up! What are the Lot’s in your life you have allowed to limit your growth in God. ID them and ask God for grace to remove them from your life. You can’t Go Up if you don’t Give Up.

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